Groundbreaking for Billingsley Elementary School (ES-22)

04.20.2017
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Project Updates

On April 20, 2017 the Charles County Board of Education held a groundbreaking ceremony for ES-22 newly named, Billingsley Elementary School.  The 88,847 new school, designed by Grimm + Parker Architects, will hold 760 students in the White Plains neighborhood of Charles County.  The project is supposed to open at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year however, there have been some delays in permits.  Construction of the new school will help alleviate overcrowding at nearby elementary schools. Billingsley elementary school is a two-story masonry structure with stacked educational wings, a media center, gymnasium, cafeteria, kitchen, administrative area, and other support spaces.  The school will have a focus on environmental literacy and will target LEED Silver certification.  HVAC system is a hybrid ground source geothermal heat pump with supplemental boilers and cooling towner.  The ground source well field is located below the soccer/sport field.  Full site development was included.